Dr. Zahoor Ul Haque, Dr. Umer Sarwar, Dr. Asma Asghar
Introduction: Candida albicans is the most frequent fungal opportunistic pathogen in humans. Denture plaque containing candida could give rise to oral candidiasis, like oral thrush or denture induced stomatitis. Aims and objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the candidal count after providing the patients with complete dentures as quantification. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Punjab dental hospital, Lahore during March 2019 to December 2019. Upper and lower complete dentures were constructed by the same clinician following standardized clinical techniques. All dentures were processed by the same technician in the dental laboratory within the institution. Results: The data was collected from 20 patients. Most of the patients were between 60 to 64 years of age. Minimum age was 50 years and maximum age was 65 years. The average age of the patients was 58.90 ± 4.37 Years. Out of 40 patients, 20(50%) were male and 20(50%) were female with 1:1 male to female ratio. Conclusion: It is concluded that the significant results of this study emphasize the critical need to measure candidal activity of complete denture wearers.